Johns Creek Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
As a motorcycle rider, you may already be familiar with the risks of riding on a Johns Creek roadway. With the increased number of passenger vehicles navigating our streets, a motorcyclist is more likely to be involved in an accident. Because cars, SUVs, and trucks are larger than a motorcycle, inattentive drivers often fail to see a motorcyclist in front of their vehicle, behind their vehicle, or in their blind spot. Further, the popularity of texting while driving has led to more and more distracted drivers behind the wheel, placing many motorcyclists in dangerous situations. Since motorcycles are smaller vehicles that offer less stability, it is easy to understand why motorcyclists are vulnerable to the dangers posed by careless and negligent drivers.
Although motorcycles constitute a miniscule percentage of vehicles on streets and highways, their limitations in handling and protection contribute to an average of 3,000 to 4,000 motorcyclist deaths each year. A major study in 2006 concluded that motorcyclists were 35 times more likely to be killed in an auto accident than a passenger vehicle driver or passenger. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also reports that over 100,000 motorcyclists are injured per year. Obviously, motorcyclists are at a much greater risk of suffering serious injury or wrongful death.
For nearly 35 years, our experienced Johns Creek Motorcycle Accident Attorneys have been providing our motorcycle injury clients with the diligent and effective representation that they anticipate receiving when retaining Montlick and Associates. Insurance companies for unsafe drivers defend their clients with experienced defense lawyers and often claim that the motorcycle victim is at-fault because of a lack of care or experience. Our Johns Creek motorcycle lawyers provide our motorcycle accident injury clients with the necessary representation to counter those claims.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Negligence is the legal theory that is most often asserted against a motorist who causes a motorcycle collision. Basically, negligent conduct is defined as the failure to show the reasonable care that an ordinary person would have exercised under similar circumstances that causes injury to another. There are many types of unsafe or careless behavior that a driver can engage in which may cause injury to a motorcyclist on a roadway. Some of the more common causes of these types of accidents include:
- Distracted driving (e.g. texting and/or talking on a cell phone)
- Drunk driving
- Failure to obey traffic signals or roadway signs
- Driver’s failure to signal while changing lanes
- Failure to check one’s blind spot
- Defective vehicle parts/components
- Municipality’s failure to fix obstructions in the roadway (e.g., potholes)
A motorcyclist that is involved in an auto accident with a passenger vehicle is prone to suffer more serious injuries than the other driver. Some of the more common types of injuries that a motorcyclist may experience include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe head trauma
- Massive bone fractures and severe disfigurement
- Loss of limbs
- Contusions, bruises, and road rash
- Life-threatening organ damage
It is important to know that if you suffer injuries in a motorcycle accident, it will impose significant hardships on you and your family. Whether you need a single visit to a hospital or years of follow-up treatment requiring physical therapy, virtually any motorcycle crash is going to have a financial impact upon you or your loved ones. The loss of income, healthcare expenses, and household services can be devastating. The mental anguish, stress, pain and suffering, and overall decreased enjoyment of life also must be overcome.
Our Johns Creek motorcycle accident attorneys are aggressive but compassionate enough to understand our clients’ needs. With Montlick & Associates, you can rest assured that our attorneys have the years of experience needed to help you get the outcome you deserve. We are committed to high standards of ethics, extensive knowledge of the law, and the attention-to-detail necessary to obtain the desired outcome.
We invite you to call today for your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick & Associates. Our experienced Johns Creek motorcycle accident attorneys are ready to assist you. Our attorneys may visit you if needed. Call us anytime 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for your FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website at www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.